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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 23, 2009 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chinese New Years 1985 > 2009 w/09 GDTS updatee

I went to the Chinese New Years' show a year or two later and can't recall now if it was Kaiser or SF Civic but distinctly remember conversations about the Dead looking into playing China and Bill Graham mentioning stuff re the same. Did I hallucinate the same or anyone else recall such talk right around the time just before everything jumped a few levels (unfortunately in most regards) with the Touch video?

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Jan 23, 2009 2:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chinese New Years 1985 > 2009 w/09 GDTS updatee

BD,
I too remember talk of going to China to play at the Great Wall. Talk circulated for a few months but then it fizzled. I think there were just too many political issues to overcome so they pulled the plug on it. The timeframe you mention is about where I remember it as well. Those mid eighties were a bit hazy though. 1987's Chinese New Year was indeed at the SF Civic (1.29.87).

Can you imagine the circus in China? China wouldn't know what hit them!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 23, 2009 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chinese New Years 1985 > 2009 w/09 GDTS updatee

Thanks for confirming the same - I always figured it was a nightmare dealing with visas and what not, and then there was a little incident in some square over there....

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Jan 24, 2009 7:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chinese New Years 1985 > 2009 w/09 GDTS updatee

If I remember correctly, they were looking for corporate sponsorship that never materialized

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Poster: Bassy Twang Date: Jan 23, 2009 2:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chinese New Years 1985 > 2009 w/09 GDTS update

I believe Monte Grass was through after the.... maybe your were tripping on the milk biscuit

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Poster: Thai Stick Date: Jan 23, 2009 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chinese New Years 1985 > 2009 w/09 GDTS update

Did the Chinese Dragon come out and dance ?